Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)
The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk.
Red Band Society focuses on a group of sick kids at a children's hospital, but viewers won't have to face the grim prospect of watching them die.
"Eighty-five percent of all kids who go to the hospital recover," writer-executive producer Margaret Nagle said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday...
Fox is getting a head start!
The network announced premiere dates Thursday for their upcoming fall programming slate, which spans two months and ends in early November withMasterChef Junior.
Kicking off the network's fall programming slate on Sunday, Sept. 7 is Utopia, a new reality series that combines elements of Survivor with Big Brotheras contestants create a new society in the wilderness.
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New seasons of comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project will officially kick off Fox's scripted slate on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Fox has unveiled its new fall schedule, which finds Bones on the move (again!), Glee missing in action and Animation Domination being a little less animated with the introduction of live comedies on Sunday night.
After testing out the waters on pretty much every night of Fox's schedule...
Fox has given series orders to hip-hop drama Empire and Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has confirmed.